Poshfest 2017 Chicago ReCap


Poshfest 2017 – the biggest Poshmark Conference to date since making it’s debut in 2013! This year’s sold out conference was held in the beautiful city of Chicago! Buzzing with excitement and gorgeous outfits at every turn, the Poshmark team and community came together to share, learn, and most of all love.


Poshmark’s School of Style ushered in a wave of fresh faces blending with inspiring PoshBosses from all walks of life, bringing them together to celebrate and continue inspiring their hard work as fellow Poshers. With highlights as amazing as the PoshMarket, PoshParty, Fashion Show, and CEO Manish’s famous State of the Posh Union session, this year’s PoshFest was complete with many panels featuring power sellers teaching fellow Seller Stylist how to successfully use Poshmark’s app & connect with the community to build their own success.




On Saturday afternoon, the entire 10th floor of the venue was turned into a marketplace displaying fantastic merchandise from brands who help boutiques to stock up on trendy pieces via the Wholesale Portal. We were so excited to show off our latest fall collection at PoshMarket and be able to connect with the community directly to answer questions and inspire new boutiques to grow their shops!

We received so many compliments on our wholesale collection saying that our items were even better in person & that they were some of the softest fabrics they’ve ever felt! It truly was such a fun experience being able to connect with boutique owners to encourage them to build up their shops on Poshmark!

Shop our WILA wholesale collection in the app to grow your boutique! @shopwila



-Fireside Chat with Six-Figure Boss Babes-

This year, I had the immense honor of taking the main stage with the incredible Amanda Weiss @theamandaweiss & fellow #PoshBoss Evelyn of @ocposh30 to speak on the intimate panel titled, “Fireside Chat with Six-Figure #PoshBoss Babes”. It was incredible to be able to share my own story of how I’ve built my Posh empire from the ground up in order to inspire other Seller Stylists to keep working hard!

In this panel, I shared how like many users, I unassumingly clicked on a Facebook ad and fell down a crazy rabbit hole into the world of an app that has become my greatest career passion! Personally, I felt as if I was able to connect with each and every person who was at the conference because I have explored so many paths of selling on Poshmark.

My own journey has included selling out my own clothes as a closet, thrifting to resell hidden gems, scoring great deals at big box retailers and flipping for a profit, trying out the China sourcing route to start a boutique, researching local vendors, and ultimately finding a method that worked to build up my successful boutique and eventually curating a wholesale line in the Poshmark Portal.

As a wholesaler and boutique owner, I feel fortunate to know the in’s and out’s of this platform and use the key information I’ve learned as a boutique owner to guide new and graduating sellers to create their own successful boutiques! And now, I’ve started a blog to continue my efforts of living in the light of true PoshLove by giving back to the community by way of real life actionable tips for you to build your success on Poshmark!

Boutique | @wearinla

Wholesale | @shopwila




-The Ultimate PoshParty-

This year, Poshmark threw the ultimate PoshParty at the hottest nightclub in downtown Chicago, ROOF at The Wit! The highlight of the night was most certainly the Poshmark Fashion Show featuring amazing brands from the Wholesale Portal, including yours truly WILA @shopwila in the app. (You can stock your boutique with our featured satin floral printed romper here) Even Poshmark’s incredible CEO, Manish joined in the fun and walked in the Posh Fashion Show! With 4 parties a day in the app, Poshmark always knows how to turn up the glitz and glam to make it a total experience when it comes to hosting real life Posh parties! You won’t want to miss the fun next year!


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In true Posh style, everyone at the conference was let in on some amazing new features that were built during the live Hackaton. They released 4 new features that will help sellers to list faster, give automatic shipping discounts to buyers, and make sharing faster than ever! You can read all about these new features on the official Poshmark blog. We’ll be sharing more on each of these fantastic features after they are officially launched and we play around with them more!


Looking forward to meeting more of you next year & working closely with you until then!


xo, Kate @shopwila


Events, Poshmark Selling Tips

How to Connect with Other Poshers to Grow Your Business

Community love is what makes Poshmark such a strong platform to make sales. Sure there’s tons of helpful features built into the app and the company simplifies the process by taking care of the backend of the system, but it really is up to YOU to keep the PoshLove flowing. Your sales depend on it, to be quite frank.


– Sharing the Love in the App –

Fueling Poshmark sales has always been tied to sharing not only your own listings on a daily basis, but by also sharing the listings of fellow Seller Stylist in the app. The principles are simple when it comes to seeing the benefit to sharing other’s listings:

  • The more you share your own listings, the more your followers will see your items in their feed.
  • The more you share your PFF’s listings, the more likely they will return the shares so that their followers may also see your items in their feed, even though they may not yet be following you.

The simple idea of “Sharing the PoshLove” is the most organic way to grow your followers, likes, and sales since it gives your shop the opportunity to be seen by new users who may not have found you before. Chances are, if you are sharing someone else’s listings it’s because your like their style…it’s a natural tendency that if the other user shares your items to their followers it’ll likely attract them to your shop since you have similar shop styles.

17546838_1705772696106261_6243959761991414656_oWith the recent switch from Suggested Users to  the Posh Ambassador program, 5,000 shares of other users items is required to qualify for this coveted status which automatically promotes your shop to new users. An additional 200 shares per month is required to keep your place in the program. With these guidelines, it’s a great reminder to keep sharing the love! Learn more here.


– Connecting In Real Life-

While sharing in the app is a great tactic to gain followers, likes, and hopefully boost sales, it’s important to remember that there are actual amazing people behind the beautiful online shops in Poshmark. Meeting face to face to connect with your favorite boutique or brand owners could change the game for your as a fellow seller. Connecting with likeminded people, sharing ideas and tips with one another is an incredible way to grow your business!


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-Posh N’ Sip-

If you’re looking to connect with other Poshmark sellers in your region, Posh N’ Sip events are the perfect place to start! Organized by an actual users, these informal meet ups are held as a kind of meet and greet to be able to share your passion for selling within the app. Whether you’re looking for tips on where the best local thrift store is in your area, or just starting on Poshmark and need some in real life help getting things set up, the amazing Seller Stylists who organize these events are some of the friendliest and most helpful users in all the app. Learn more about Posh N’ Sip events in your area here!



-Official PoshNation Tour-

In early 2017, Poshmark’s corporate team decided it was time to hit the road and throw a bunch of in real life PoshParties to connect with the ever growing community! I was lucky enough to attend the San Diego, Los Angeles, & flagship San Fransisco parties this year. Usually held at a rooftop bar or a swanky lounge in a downtown area, TeamPosh knows how to put together an amazing evening complete with a DJ, raffles for PoshCredit and wholesale starter packs to sell in your shop, and a chance to mingle with Manish, the amazing CEO of Poshmark! Watch out on the official Poshmark blog for announcements on when they’ll be headed to your city!




-PoshFest Annual Conference-

My absolute favorite way to connect with the Poshmark community is at the annual conference PoshFest where Seller Stylist from all across the country come together to learn new selling tactics, share success stories, and make long life PFF’s (Posh Friends Forever). This incredible conference is filled with useful workshops where users can choose topics they are interested in strengthening in order to grow their businesses.

The inspirational Co-Founders, Manish & Tracy, always have a few tricks up their sleeves and no doubt  share insider information about where the incredible selling platform is expanding to and how us as sellers can prepare to be even better sellers in the app! Being able to meet the faces that make up Poshmark’s corporate team is such a treat – connecting with Poshmark as a company makes you realize that it’s not all about dollar signs and how many sales you’ve made. It’s about connecting with people and sharing the incredible passion for personal style while being able to empower each other!

After a hard day’s work learning at the conference and networking with other Seller Stylists, you can dance the night away at the ultimate Posh Party with all your new friends! The pinnacle of the conference these past two years has been the incredible Fashion Show featuring styles from top wholesale brands you can stock your boutiques with. If there’s only enough room on your calendar to go to one event, PoshFest is the one you’ll want to be at! To see more, be sure to checkout my PoshFest 2017 Re-Cap post here.


18056265_1730139957002868_2874357882182662050_oTake Action:

  • Start sharing beautiful listings from closets and boutiques that you love within the app.
  • Connect with Poshmark users in your area by heading to a Posh N’ Sip or a PoshNation event. Check the Poshmark Blog for meet up & party dates.
  • Be sure to bring your business cards and get ready to make some new PFF’s that’ll help share your shop in the app to level up your business!


Can’t wait to meet more of our amazing community members soon!

xo, Kate @wearinla | @shopwila